Above: The 2015-2016 Perkette Dance Team
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkette Dance Team will hold an audition workshop on Thursday, March 31 at 3 p.m. in the Malone Hall Studio on the Perkinston Campus (not required). Auditions will be held on April 27 at 2 p.m. and on May 26 at 1 p.m. in the same studio. All squad members must try out each year.
Audition requirements are as follows: high kicks, high kicks, double/triple pirouette, Fouette’ turns, leg holds, splits and right/left leaps. Those selected to the final round should be prepared to interview. Attire for auditions is black dance attire and business casual for interview.
Members auditioning for team captain should prepare a 45-second to one-minute personal (original) choreography routine.
The Perkettes have performed at athletic events and other functions at MGCCC since 1952. Sixty-four years later, the college’s elite dance group is still a must-see fixture at Gulf Coast football games, at parades and other on- and off-campus events.